Trade Dollars

(1873-1885)

Federal officials faced a dilemma in the years after the Civil War. The Comstock Lode and other Western mines were producing large quantities of silver, but the government could use only limited amounts of it in coinage. This seems puzzling in retrospect, for silver coins were few and far between in circulation (a lingering legacy of wartime hoarding), and Americans presumably would have welcomed major infusions of silver coins. But Mint officials feared that new silver coins would be subject to hoarding as well, since the marketplace was awash with paper money, including fractional currency born of wartime need. People would have been only too happy to exchange these notes, which brought less than full face value, for precious-metal coinage.

For a time, the miners found outlets for their silver, often in coinage form, in foreign markets. Canada, Latin America and Eu.... (Expand Text)

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1873 TRADE T$1 MS65 PCGS

FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. JUST 6 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$13,200.00

1873 TRADE T$1 MS65 PCGS

FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. JUST 7 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$13,200.00

1873 TRADE T$1 MS66 PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH LIGHT AMBER TONING. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$64,350.00

1874-CC TRADE T$1 MS64+ PCGS

GEM WHITE FLASHY LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY FIVE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$35,750.00

1875-S TRADE T$1 MS65+ PCGS

VIRTUALLY WHITE WITH FLASHY SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$14,300.00

1875-S/CC TRADE T$1, OVERMINTMARK MS64+ NGC

GEM SURFACES LAYERED WITH A LIGHT ROSE PATINA. JUST A SINGLE MS65 GRADED HIGHER.
$27,500.00

1876-CC TRADE T$1 MS63 PCGS

DOUBLE DIE REVERSE. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$27,500.00

1876-CC TRADE T$1 MS64 PCGS

GEM SURFACES WITH A LIGHT ROSE BLUE PATINA. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$57,500.00

1877 TRADE T$1 MS65 PCGS

GREAT DATE. ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$10,950.00

1877 TRADE T$1 PR67 PCGS

GEM PROOF. ONLY 510 COINS MINTED. JUST A SINGLE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$34,650.00

1877-CC TRADE T$1 MS64 PCGS

VERY SCARCE CARSON CITY DATE. ONLY THREE GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$22,000.00

1877-S TRADE T$1 MS65 PCGS

GEM MINT STATE. CAC.
$12,500.00

1878 TRADE T$1 PR64+ Deep Cameo CACG

GEM WHITE DEEP CAMEO SURFACES. HIGHEST DCAM GRADED BY CAC. CAC.
$17,600.00

1879 TRADE T$1 PR67 Cameo NGC

GEM WHITE CAMEO.
$24,750.00

1880 TRADE T$1 PR68 Cameo PCGS

GEM, VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS BRILLIANTLY MIRRORED SURFACES WITH CAMEO DEVICES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$120,000.00